Download E-books The Talmud's Theological Language-Game: A Philosophical Discourse Analysis (SUNY series in Jewish Philosophy) PDF
By Eugene B. Borowitz
Analyzes the constitution and good judgment of aggadic discourse within the Talmud.
In this pioneering attempt, famous Jewish thinker Eugene B. Borowitz opens up the foundations during which the language-game of aggadic discourse is carried on within the Talmud, the foundational record of rabbinic and all later Judaism. those findings are in comparison with the aggadah (the realm within which just about all specific statements approximately vintage Jewish spiritual trust take place) of a few different early rabbinic writings. matters force Borowitz’s inquiry: What, if whatever, constrains the unheard of freedom of this realm? and the way could one certainly symbolize the aggadah? Borowitz introduces us to the rabbis not just of their remarkable profundity, but in addition of their unguarded humanity. He concludes with a mirrored image on how this outdated Jewish language-game may still impression modern Jewish proposal, and, possibly, different spiritual suggestion as well.
Eugene B. Borowitz is unusual college Professor and the Sigmund L. Falk extraordinary Professor of schooling and Jewish non secular notion on the Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of faith. he's the writer of many books, together with reviews within the that means of Judaism and The masks Jews put on: The Self-Deceptions of yankee Jewry, winner of the nationwide Jewish e-book Award within the realm of Jewish thought.